Where Catholics go after leaving the Church

Much of the switching in religious identity in the United States over the past several years occurred among the “nones,” specifically Americans who identify as agnostic or as “nothing in particular.” But the Christian landscape hasn’t remained static in the meantime. Though academics have long … [Read More...]

Exhibit highlights future Our Lady of La Vang Shrine

A  new exhibit highlighting the future Our Lady of La Vang Shrine has been unveiled at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center.   The shrine, designed by architects Aaron Torrence and Trung Quoc Tran, will be located in the northeastern portion of the Christ Cathedral Campus in Garden Grove and honors … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Nicholas Byzantine Church Address 9112 Oleander Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335 Phone number (909) 822-9917 Website eparchyofphoenix.org Worship Schedule Sunday Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m. Weekdays, 9 a.m. Confessions 30 minutes before liturgies. Names of priests Fr. … [Read More...]

“Why do we insist on receiving Communion standing and on the hand?”

The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes: “The most insidious … [Read More...]

Sen. Richard Durbin banned from Holy Communion by his bishop

Statement from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Children’s Act: I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. … [Read More...]

“I was struck by how joyful everyone was”

I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, stretched, and popped out of bed. What would today be like, I wondered? Today would be my first time to walk the West Coast Walk for Life. The sun was barely up when our San Jose State University student club, Spartans for Life, gathered on January 27. As we piled … [Read More...]

Papal confidant calls for Raymond Arroyo’s head

Papal confidante Father Antonio Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo.” The call for an “interdict” to be imposed on the Catholic media empire started by Mother Angelica came from Anthony Annett, Assistant to the Director at the … [Read More...]

U.S. bishops announce “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers”

  Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB vice … [Read More...]

An overview of the Seven Deadly Sins

Do you know what the Seven Deadly Sins are? It is valuable to name and begin to understand these deep drives of sin within us because the more we do so the more we can grow in self-knowledge. Further, it helps us to “know their moves” and gain mastery over them. As they stir deep within us we can … [Read More...]

Santa Clara priest: we must demand stricter gun control

Commentary by Fr. Gerald Coleman, adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University. On Ash Wednesday of this year, a horrible tragedy occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed. On the following day, … [Read More...]

“A modernist and subjectivist way of interpreting the Catholic faith”

Cardinal Gerhard Müller rejects the notion of a “paradigm shift” in Church teaching, in an essay for First Things. In an unusual public disagreement among prominent cardinals, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith takes issue with the use of a term (“paradigm … [Read More...]

A place for sex-trafficked children

A tortuous path to establish a safe haven for young women who have been forced into the sex trade may be nearly completed. Chuck Fernandez, CEO of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, speaking to the February Catholics at Work breakfast said that he hopes to see Claire's House in operation as soon … [Read More...]

“Either not smart or intentionally deceitful”

Fr James Martin SJ has tweeted his rage against the firing of a gay teacher from a Catholic School. The story is here in the New York Times. It concerns a female Catholic school teacher who “married” her girlfriend and was then dismissed from her job. Fr Martin tweets: Again, where are the … [Read More...]

Cardinal Roger Mahony cancels Pennsylvania appearance

Pope Francis appointed disgraced Cardinal Roger Mahony to be his special envoy to the Catholic Diocese of Scranton’s 150th anniversary Mass. But after uproar, the diocese removed the announcement of Mahony’s visit from their website and told LifeSiteNews the cardinal informed them “late last week” … [Read More...]

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